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Vote For Your Favorite Yarn Haiku

August 11th, 2010

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On July 15, we announced our very first Haiku contest. Since then, we’ve received an overwhelming response – over 1,500 of you submitted some of the most fun to read Haiku. Our team here at Lion Brand had a ball reading all of your entries and we were able to pick 11 of our favorite Haiku. It wasn’t an easy task.

As we mentioned during the announcement, we need to boil it down to 4 awesome Haiku. This is where you, our dear readers, get to contribute again! We designed this poll (see below) to allow you to pick 3 of your favorite Haiku. Once the poll closes on Aug 25, you can see right here who emerges as our four winners.

Update: Please note that we’ve removed the Haiku with the incorrect word counts. Thanks to those commenters who spotted the oversight for pointing it out.


Did You Know…? How to Locate Stores Carrying Lion Brand in Your Area

February 3rd, 2010

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Did you know that you can use our website to find stores in your neighborhood that sell Lion Brand yarns?

It’s very simple. Let me show you how – go to LionBrand.com and in the lower left hand corner of the page, enter your zip code. For example, I entered ‘07603′. Once you’ve entered your zip code, click search.

On clicking search, the Store Locater will show you stores that sell Lion Brand yarns around the zip code you entered. Each Lion Brand icon represents a local store that carries Lion Brand yarns. In this example, there ten stores around 07603 that sell Lion Brand yarns. Simply click on the closest Lion Brand icon from the blue pin to reveal the name of the store and its address.  AC Moore seems to be the closest store.

When you click on the ‘Click for directions’ link shown above, you’ll be directed to a page that will even give you driving directions to that store from the zip code you entered!

Now that you know how to use the Store Locator, you’ll always know the closest place to purchase your favorite Lion Brand yarns. Go ahead and give it a try.

Have you used our Store Locator before? Have you found it useful? Please tell us about your experience. We love hearing from you!


Did You Know…? You Can Share Your Comments with Facebook Connect

January 18th, 2010

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Did you know that you can now use your Facebook ID to write comments in our blog?  And you’ll also have the option of posting your comment to your Facebook wall if you choose!

Here’s how you can do that. You may have noticed a blue icon with the word Connect in the comments section of each blog post.

Simply click on the blue icon and sign in with your Facebook ID. Doing so will let us remember you next time you visit our blog.

Once logged in with your Facebook ID, you can leave comments on any blog posts without having to enter your details each time. Facebook will also prompt you to publish your comment to your Facebook wall.

Once you enter your comment and click publish, your comment will be simultaneously posted to our blog…

…and your Facebook wall where it will be visible to all your Facebook friends!

Isn’t that neat? Go ahead and try it, log on with your Facebook ID and leave us a comment below :-)